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Monthly Archives: January 2021

A Parable of Expectations

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Picture this: A man—we’ll call him Derek—comes home from work and sets his keys and phone on the counter, changes into shorts and a t-shirt, and walks outside to get the mail, as is his routine. Derek walks down the narrow concrete walkway through the yard, and as he approaches […]

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6 Timeless Virtues for Life and Work

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I’m not a soldier. No, Colonel Jessup, I’ve never picked up a weapon and stood a post. I’ve never fought in a great battle, never landed in hostile territory, and have never really worn a military uniform of any kind. I am also not an especially gifted athlete. I crank out a few miles every […]

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The 5 Directions of Management

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For many people, Michael Scott is the archetype of management. Maybe a bit lovable but definitely unqualified. Lacking in self-awareness, often disconnected and sometimes even dictatorial. We know Michael Scott isn’t real, and yet we can imagine that there are a whole lot of managers like him. After all, they […]

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